June 29, 2012
Today, DPR celebrates the completion of the new David and Lucile Packard Foundation Corporate Headquarters with a ribbon cutting event in Los Altos. Designed by architect EHDD, the understated elegance of the 50,000-square-foot, two-story wood and steel structure belies the project's complex design and construction processes. Taking sustainability to the next level, not only is it designed to use less energy, the intention is to generate its own power on-site. The building is designed for net-zero, which means it will produce as much or more energy as it annually consumes. The new headquarters is targeting LEED® Platinum certification, which makes it the first of its size and type in the U.S., and serves as a sustainability model.
DPR Regional Manager Mike Humphrey (second from the left in the picture below) participated in a roundtable at the event. He said, “Today marks the celebration of a traditional milestone for what has been anything but a traditional project. A lot of people think and act green, but we commend the Packard Foundation for its leadership in taking sustainability to the next level. The project is not only targeting 95 LEED points—well above the minimum 80 required for Platinum level certification—but also includes some of the most advanced and efficient systems and materials available today.”
Congratulations to all involved!